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Wheat Kings Blank ICE 5-0 in Pre-Season Opener

September 7, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release

Winnipeg, MB - Ty Thorpe scored two goals and Vincent Iorio collected three assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings blanked the Winnipeg ICE 5-0 in WHL pre-season action at Westoba Place on Friday night.

The game was the first of the pre-season for both clubs.

Wheat Kings goaltenders Ethan Kruger and Connor Ungar combined to make 35 saves in the victory.

Will Gurski blocked 23-of-27 in 40-minutes of work for the ICE, while Daniel Hauser stopped 6-of-7 in the third period.

ICE 0 Brandon 5

Below is a rundown of the score sheet:

First Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

1-0 PP Brandon 8:09 Ty Thorpe C. Daley, V. Iorio

2-0 PP Brandon 10:07 Connor Gutenberg V. Iorio, C. Daley

Second Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

3-0 PP Brandon 2:26 Ty Thorpe V. Iorio, C. Gutenberg

4-0 Brandon 16:51 Nolan Ritchie C. Reinhardt, N. Salame

Third Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

5-0 Brandon 12:29 Jonny Hooker N. Ritchie, C. Reinhardt

Special Teams

Team PP PK

Winnipeg 0/7 3/6

Brandon 3/6 7/7

Shots on Goal

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Winnipeg 6 13 16 35

Brandon 18 9 7 34

The ICE will play its second pre-season game of 2019 against the Brandon Wheat Kings at Stride Place in Portage La Prairie on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.

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